The call for papers can be accessed HERE and below.
New Perspectives on the Development of Law in China
The 10th Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association (欧洲中国法研究协会 www.ecls.eu) will be held at the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Cologne. The conference invites scholars, professionals and policy makers to discuss new perspectives on the development of law in China.
Since its founding in 2006, the European China Law Studies Association has become a major international venue for scholars and practitioners who are engaged in the study of Chinese law, from both comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. The annual conference is a leading international academic forum for the exchange of information and ideas on Chinese law, as well as a platform for the initiation of research collaboration. We invite papers and full panel proposals in any of the areas below that add new approaches or challenge accepted assumptions about the development of Chinese law. Studies from other disciplines than law or interdisciplinary papers as well as submissions from young academics are expressly encouraged.
--Evolution of legal reform
--Legal consciousness and activism
--International law and national law-making
--Legal transfer and international development co-operation
--Central and local law-making
--Law-making in special economic zones and special administrative regions
--Policy and law-making campaigns
--Participation in legislative processes
--Fragmentation of law and legal pluralism
--Communist Party and the law
--Socio-economic transformation and the law
Authors are invited to submit paper abstracts and panel proposals in English by 15 May 2015. Abstracts and proposals should be limited to 500 words for a paper and 1,200 words for a panel. They should include:
the title of the paper or panel;
--name, institution and e-mail address of the author(s);
--up to three keywords.
Acceptance of paper and panel proposals will be notified by 15 June 2015. Full papers should not exceed 6,000 words, and be produced by 15 September 2015. All submissions should be uploaded to the conference website.
Participants are invited to submit their conference papers to the China-EU Law Journal or to the German Journal of Chinese Law for publication. Publication offers are subject to positive peer-review of the manuscripts.
Participants have to register for the conference by 15 August 2015 through the participants’ area. Conference participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs in Cologne. However, a certain number of rooms with special rates will be pre-booked for conference participants at recommended hotels. Detailed information will be provided in due time.
All enquiries are to be addressed to Daniel Sprick and Pilar Czoske at ecls-2015(at)uni-koeln.de.